In Dusk We Trust - Some Owling in Co.Durham, North East England, Great Britain
Leucistic Little Owl image copyright Hilary Chambers, Durham.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Little Stalagmite

I tend to neglect Little Owls on this blog, so heres a few pics to redress the balance.

They seem to sense the days getting longer - sitting out for longer spells & enjoying the sun when it shines
Heres a half a one in a declining Oak:-
it regularly looked up, taking note of the Kestrels
heres a clearer view:-

I regularly watch them in local quarries, where territorial boundarys seem at best vague - infact its sometimes difficlt to tell how many birds are present.
The appearance of a Fox at dusk results in a round of alarm calls & lots of activity - the owl neighbours seem to forget their differences while they keep a collective eye on the common enemy - the Fox also lives here & the seemingly vertical walls are no obstacle & unfledged juvs are certainly on the menu in June !

heres the "Stalagmite" :-

and heres who "built it" ! :-
 sorry about the sh1tty picture.

1 comment:

Richard Pegler said...

Nice one Stevie! Thank you for remembering the Little'uns.